Since 2003, I-TECH has been providing technical support and capacity building with health ministries and local organizations in the Caribbean Region. Technical assistance has focused on continuous quality improvement, clinical mentoring of physicians and nurses, health systems strengthening, eLearning, and instructional design. Currently, the team is doing pioneering work in modeling how to improve provider-patient communication with key populations—in this case, gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men, transgender women, and sex workers.
I-TECH’s work in the Caribbean supports activities to improve loss to follow-up, retention in care, treatment adherence, and virologic suppression. I-TECH implements programs to improve access and quality of care for all PLHIV and specifically key population groups affected by HIV. Efforts focused on eliminating stigma and discrimination are a high priority. Regionally, I-TECH currently works in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, and Barbados but has worked in many other Caribbean countries in the past.